Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDTV (ATSC) Tuner: The TV has a
built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner, so you don't have to purchase a
separate digital set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV
CableCARD Slot: This TV has a
back panel CableCARD slot that allows digital cable reception without a set-top
box. CableCARDs will be available from your local cable provider.
XHD 2x Resolution ("Exceeds HD"):
This advanced 1080p display produces about 2 million pixels on screen, which is
more than two times that of a conventional 720p display. This allows 1920 x
1080i signals to be displayed without scaling down the image to 1280 x 720. By
simply de-interlacing the full 1080i signal, this display keeps the full image
TALEN X 1080p Light Engine:
Toshiba's 1080p DLP engine utilizes Texas Instruments' higher resolution xHD4
1080p DMD chip. This engine uses a higher resolution chip, an enhanced lens
system, and superior processing to create higher resolution images on screen.
DEEP Picture (Digitally Enhanced
Engine Performance): Toshiba's TALEN X 1080p engine features DEEP Picture
technology. The DEEP system employs two picture quality algorithms that
dramatically improve engine performance. By enhancing both sharpness and color
saturation, the DEEP system helps create sharper, deeper, more realistic images.
Xtreme BLAC (Black Level Aperture
Control): This system
increases the electronic gain to utilize the full dynamic range of the TALEN
engine. A dynamic aperture then reduces the black level by up to 75% where
Native Resolution: The 56HM195
has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080. The HDMI and component video inputs
will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals, and will display them as 1920 x
1080. All other input signals will also be displayed as 1920 x 1080.
PixelPure AT (Adaptive Technology)
Digital Video Processing: Toshiba's next generation PixelPure video
processing system includes new Adaptive Technology. This advanced adaptive video
processing constantly monitors changes in signal quality, content, and movement
to enhance sharpness, contrast, and color reproduction.
TheaterFine DFP: This
TV features TheaterFine DFP Screen
technology with a Digital Fine Pitch and Anti-Glare Coating that results in
incredible detail and noticeably deeper blacks.
Designed to optimize poor NTSC signals from antenna or cable, this noise
reduction system eliminates video noise ("snow") for a clean crisp image. This
system detects the quality of the incoming video signal, and automatically
applies the needed amount of video optimization.
TheaterNet: TheaterNet allows
you to control many brands of IEEE 1394 and/or infrared-controlled A/V devices
through your TV using on-screen control icons and the TV's remote control. You
can use the TV's remote control (programmed to operate the device), or the
device's remote control. The signal passes from the remote control, through the
TV to the device via the supplied TheaterNet IR cables. The TheaterNet's
infrared eye can be attached to the device using the supplied double-sided tape.
Picture-Out-Picture (POP): The
picture-out-picture feature splits the screen into a double window that allows
you to watch two programs at the same time. You can switch the audio from the
main to the POP picture as desired. The double window features each picture
according to its input signal aspect ratio, allowing you to view two 4:3, two
16:9 or one 4:3 and one 16:9 picture simultaneously.
Note: Since the TV does
not have 2-tuner picture-in-picture, you cannot view two antenna sources
simultaneously. You can view an antenna source in one window and a video
source in the other window.
Channel Browser: The Channel
Browser stores the most recently viewed channels (up to 32) in the channel
history. This feature allows you to:
- Keep a separate, temporary
history of the last 32 channels tuned from each of three inputs: Ant 1, Ant
2, and Cable Box.
- Quickly surf and tune your
recently viewed channels from the Channel Browser banner.
- Surf via Browse mode (to
immediately tune channels as you highlight them in the Channel Browser
banner) or Select mode (to surf over channels in the browser banner before
you select one).
- Set a "Home" channel for the Ant
1, Ant 2, and Cable Box inputs.
Favorite Channels: This feature
allows you to store 27 of your favorite channels.
Favorite Channel Search Function:
This function lets you quickly scan your favorite channels. The TV
automatically enters multi-window mode, and begins a nine picture scan of your
favorite channels. In each small window, there is a still picture of the program
on that channel.
SurfLock: The SurfLock feature
temporarily memorizes one channel under the Channel Return button, so you can
return to that channel quickly from any other channel.
Picture Size: When viewing a
source, you can choose one of the following picture sizes:
- Natural: image is
displayed close to its originally formatted proportion
- Theater Wide 1: picture is
non-uniformly enlarged; the center of the picture remains close to its true
proportion, but the left and right edges are stretched wider to fill the
- Theater Wide 2: entire
picture is uniformly enlarged
- Theater Wide 3: picture is
non-uniformly enlarged; the picture is stretched wider to fill the width of
the screen and stretched slightly taller
- Full: This mode is mainly
designed for 16:9 programs. When a 16:9 program is received, the picture is
stretched taller to fill the screen without distorting the main portion of
the image. If a 4:3 program is sensed, the picture is stretched wider to
fill the screen, but not taller. In each case, none of the picture is
- Note: Full cannot be
used with 1080i and 720p signals.
Picture Modes: You can select
one of the following picture modes:
- Sports: bright and dynamic
- Standard: standard picture
- Movie: movie-like picture
- Preference: allows you to
adjust and store the following settings: contrast, brightness, color, tint,
and sharpness, and color temperature
MPEG Noise Reduction: The MPEG
noise reduction feature allows you to reduce visible interference caused by MPEG
compression. You can choose on of the following settings: High, Medium, Low, or
Dynamic Contrast: When dynamic
contrast is set to On, the TV will detect changes in the picture quality that
affect the appearance of your contrast settings and then automatically adjust
Stable Sound: When the signal
source is changed, this feature limits the highest volume level to prevent
extreme changes in volume.
SRS WOW: WOW is a special
combination of SRS Labs audio technologies that creates a surround sound
experience with deep, rich bass from stereo sound sources, making the TV audio
sound fuller, richer, and wider. WOW consists of three features:
- SRS 3D: turns on/off the
surround sound effect
- FOCUS: turns on/off the
vocal emphasis effect
- TruBass: selects the
desired bass expansion level (High, Low, or Off)
Sub-bass System: The sub-bass
system allows you to enhance bass performance, even when the volume is low.
On Timer: The on timer switches
the television on for a specified amount of time. The on timer can be set to 30
minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, or 12 hours.
Sleep Timer: The sleep timer
switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer
can be adjusted from 10 minutes to 3 hours in 10-minute increments.
Quick Restart: With the Quick
Restart feature set to On, the TV stays in standby mode for several minutes
after the TV is turned off. If the TV is turned on from standby mode, the full
picture appears immediately.
Lamp Mode: You can select
either the Hi Bright or Low Power mode. The Hi Bright mode is useful for
situations where additional picture brightness is desired (such as in a room
with bright lighting). The Low Power mode reduces wear on the projection lamp
and using it should result in longer lamp life.
Memory Card Slots: The side
panel of the TV has two separate memory card slots. One slot can only play
CompactFlash Cards, while the other slot allows you to use the following media:
xD-Picture cards, SD memory cards, MultiMediaCards, and Memory Sticks (Pro).
Compatible memory cards must have the following specifications:
- Maximum Memory Card Capacity:
- Maximum Displayable JPEG Image
Size: 8 MB
- Maximum Displayable JPEG Image
Resolution: 6000 x 4000
- Maximum MP3 File Size: 50
- Maximum Number of Files Per
Memory Card: JPEG=1000, MP3=200
JPEG Picture Viewer: The
Picture Viewer lets you display JPEG images recorded on media inserted into the
memory card slots. When the media is inserted into the slot, the images
automatically display on the screen, with one as a large picture and six in
thumbnail format. The following functions are available during playback:
slideshow and image rotation, which allows you to rotate the current image
90-degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. During slideshow playback, you can
choose one of the following interval settings: 2, 5, 10, 15, or 20 seconds.
MP3 Audio Player: The Audio
Player lets you play MP3 files recorded on media inserted into the memory card
TV Guide On Screen System: The TV Guide On Screen system is a free,
interactive, on-screen program guide built into the TV that lists schedules and
information for TV programs in your area. The TV Guide On Screen system includes
the following features:
- Streamlines On-screen Assisted Setup: allows you to quickly and
easily set up the TV Guide On Screen system using the on-screen prompts
- Program Listings and INFO Windows: allows you to scroll through
eight days of TV listings and view program information
- Channel Lineup Customization: allows you to customize your
channel lineup so your favorite stations are listed first
- Direct Tuning: allows you to directly tune the TV to a current
program you want to watch by selecting it in the program guide
- Reminders: allows you to schedule show reminders that will either
display an on-screen notification banner or automatically tune the TV to the
channel of the show for which you set the reminder
- Recording: allows you to easily schedule recording for one or
- Search: allows you to search for shows by category, keyword, or
- On-screen Help: system contains on-screen feature definitions and
The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of
functions on other brands of components, including VCRs, personal video
recorders, cable boxes, CD players, receivers, laserdisc players, DVD players,
and satellite receivers. A "Light" button allows you to illuminate all the
buttons for five seconds, making for easy operation in the dark.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
The TV has two rear-panel i.LINK inputs that allow the display to be used with
compatible i.LINK-equipped A/V components, such as
D-VHS decks and the Toshiba Symbio
Audio/Video Hard Driver Recorder.
These terminals are not intended for use with personal computers.
HDMI Inputs: Each input consists of a single HDMI jack. The HDMI jack
can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection (HDCP) to other devices
(such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. The HDMI jack
is compliant with the EIA/CEA-861/861B standard and is not intended for use with
personal computers. If you want to connect a DVI-compatible device, you will
need an HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable. Since DVI does not carry audio signals, a
stereo audio input is provided for each HDMI input. In addition to the
HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable, you will also need stereo audio cables.
Note: The HDMI jack will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i
ColorStream HD High-resolution
Component Video Inputs: The component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p,
480p, and 480i signals.